Serving Washington County, Maryland
RENTING A HOME The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) has three rental programs: we administer the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, we own a limited number of single-family homes that can accommodate families, and we manage six apartment communities for seniors. The Housing Choice Voucher Program The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HCV program (Section 8) is a rental assistance program that uses federal funds to subsidize rents for lower-income individuals and families. These subsidies are provided to eligible families so that they can afford decent, safe, affordable housing. You can apply for a housing choice voucher by coming to our offices to complete the application forms. The amount of rent charged to those holding housing choice vouchers varies according to the applicant’s verified income and allowed deductions from that income. HAWC staff can help applicants estimate their rental costs once they have been accepted into the program. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development contributes set amounts (“allowances”) toward utility costs. HAWC currently has a waitlist for housing choice vouchers and a separate waitlist for units in our senior communities. We rank applicants on our waitlists according to their date of application and preference point score. Preference points are awarded based on factors established by the HAWC Board of Commissioners. Those with more “preference points” will rank higher. The HCV program also has a path to homeownership.   Finding an apartment to rent Seniors usually begin by checking the availability of units in HAWC’s senior communities. There is generally a wait of one to four years for these apartments. Prospective tenants who are under the age of 62 and seniors who are interested in apartments outside HAWC’s senior communities should check the listings in the free state-wide Rental Housing Locator for Maryland sponsored by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Moving to a different property Housing Choice Voucher holders who would like to move must complete a Tenant Notice of Intent to Move form. Tenants who leave a property without giving advance notice are considered to have abandoned the property, and they will lose their Housing Choice Vouchers. Single Family Homes HAWC rents 24 single-family homes with 3-4 bedrooms each in scattered locations across Washington County. Families who are on the Housing Choice Voucher Program or waitlist receive priority, as assigned using the eligibility criteria for our waitlist. Apartments for Seniors HAWC currently owns or manages 268 affordable rental units in six senior communities in the county, all of which accept Housing Choice Vouchers. Our senior communities include units that were designed to be accessible to individuals with a disability and allow easier access for tenants who use a wheelchair.  Please click on “More information” in the chart below for details about each senior community.
Boonsboro
Schoolhouse Manor 21 School House Court Boonsboro, MD 21713
32 one-bedroom units
Hagerstown
Francis Murphy Senior Apts 20014 Rosebank Way Hagerstown, MD 21742
120 units
Hancock
Monterey House 6 W Main Street Hancock, MD 21750
24 one-bedroom units
Smithsburg
Blue Mountain Estates 29 Blue Mountain Estates Smithsburg, MD 21783
28 one-bedroom units
Williamsport
Parkview Knoll 219 Otho Holland Drive Williamsport, MD 21795
28 one-bedroom units
Williamsport
Springfield Manor 351 Coneflower Drive Williamsport, MD 21795
36 one-bedroom units
319 East Antietam Street, 2nd Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21740 CALL US: 301.791.3168
Our Mission: Providing decent, safe and affordable housing solutions that strengthen our community by focusing on local needs.
Serving Washington County, Maryland
RENTING A HOME The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) has three rental programs: we administer the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, we own a limited number of single-family homes that can accommodate families, and we manage six apartment communities for seniors. The Housing Choice Voucher Program The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HCV program (Section 8) is a rental assistance program that uses federal funds to subsidize rents for lower-income individuals and families. These subsidies are provided to eligible families so that they can afford decent, safe, affordable housing. You can apply for a housing choice voucher by coming to our offices to complete the application forms. The amount of rent charged to those holding housing choice vouchers varies according to the applicant’s verified income and allowed deductions from that income. HAWC staff can help applicants estimate their rental costs once they have been accepted into the program. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development contributes set amounts (“allowances”) toward utility costs. HAWC currently has a waitlist for housing choice vouchers and a separate waitlist for units in our senior communities. We rank applicants on our waitlists according to their date of application and preference point score. Preference points are awarded based on factors established by the HAWC Board of Commissioners. Those with more “preference points” will rank higher. The HCV program also has a path to homeownership.   Finding an apartment to rent Seniors usually begin by checking the availability of units in HAWC’s senior communities. There is generally a wait of one to four years for these apartments. Prospective tenants who are under the age of 62 and seniors who are interested in apartments outside HAWC’s senior communities should check the listings in the free state-wide Rental Housing Locator for Maryland sponsored by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Moving to a different property Housing Choice Voucher holders who would like to move must complete a Tenant Notice of Intent to Move form. Tenants who leave a property without giving advance notice are considered to have abandoned the property, and they will lose their Housing Choice Vouchers. Single Family Homes HAWC rents 24 single-family homes with 3-4 bedrooms each in scattered locations across Washington County. Families who are on the Housing Choice Voucher Program or waitlist receive priority, as assigned using the eligibility criteria for our waitlist. Apartments for Seniors HAWC currently owns or manages 268 affordable rental units in six senior communities in the county, all of which accept Housing Choice Vouchers. Our senior communities include units that were designed to be accessible to individuals with a disability and allow easier access for tenants who use a wheelchair.  Please click on “More information” in the chart below for details about each senior community.
Boonsboro
Schoolhouse Manor 21 School House Court Boonsboro, MD 21713
32 one-bedroom units
Hagerstown
Francis Murphy Senior Apts 20014 Rosebank Way Hagerstown, MD 21742
120 units
Hancock
Monterey House 6 W Main Street Hancock, MD 21750
24 one-bedroom units
Smithsburg
Blue Mountain Estates 29 Blue Mountain Estates Smithsburg, MD 21783
28 one-bedroom units
Williamsport
Parkview Knoll 219 Otho Holland Drive Williamsport, MD 21795
28 one-bedroom units
Williamsport
Springfield Manor 351 Coneflower Drive Williamsport, MD 21795
36 one-bedroom units
319 East Antietam Street, 2nd Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21740 CALL US: 301.791.3168
Our Mission: Providing decent, safe and affordable housing solutions that strengthen our community by focusing on local needs.
Serving Washington County, Maryland
RENTING A HOME The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) has three rental programs: we administer the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, we own a limited number of single-family homes that can accommodate families, and we manage six apartment communities for seniors. The Housing Choice Voucher Program The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HCV program (Section 8) is a rental assistance program that uses federal funds to subsidize rents for lower-income individuals and families. These subsidies are provided to eligible families so that they can afford decent, safe, affordable housing. You can apply for a housing choice voucher by coming to our offices to complete the application forms. The amount of rent charged to those holding housing choice vouchers varies according to the applicant’s verified income and allowed deductions from that income. HAWC staff can help applicants estimate their rental costs once they have been accepted into the program. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development contributes set amounts (“allowances”) toward utility costs. HAWC currently has a waitlist for housing choice vouchers and a separate waitlist for units in our senior communities. We rank applicants on our waitlists according to their date of application and preference point score. Preference points are awarded based on factors established by the HAWC Board of Commissioners. Those with more “preference points” will rank higher. The HCV program also has a path to homeownership.   Finding an apartment to rent Seniors usually begin by checking the availability of units in HAWC’s senior communities. There is generally a wait of one to four years for these apartments. Prospective tenants who are under the age of 62 and seniors who are interested in apartments outside HAWC’s senior communities should check the listings in the free state-wide Rental Housing Locator for Maryland sponsored by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Moving to a different property Housing Choice Voucher holders who would like to move must complete a Tenant Notice of Intent to Move form. Tenants who leave a property without giving advance notice are considered to have abandoned the property, and they will lose their Housing Choice Vouchers. Single Family Homes HAWC rents 24 single-family homes with 3-4 bedrooms each in scattered locations across Washington County. Families who are on the Housing Choice Voucher Program or waitlist receive priority, as assigned using the eligibility criteria for our waitlist. Apartments for Seniors HAWC currently owns or manages 268 affordable rental units in six senior communities in the county, all of which accept Housing Choice Vouchers. Our senior communities include units that were designed to be accessible to individuals with a disability and allow easier access for tenants who use a wheelchair.  Please click on “More information” in the chart below for details about each senior community.
Boonsboro
Schoolhouse Manor 21 School House Court Boonsboro, MD 21713
32 one-bedroom units
Hagerstown
Francis Murphy Senior Apts 20014 Rosebank Way Hagerstown, MD 21742
120 units
Hancock
Monterey House 6 W Main Street Hancock, MD 21750
24 one-bedroom units
Smithsburg
Blue Mountain Estates 29 Blue Mountain Estates Smithsburg, MD 21783
28 one-bedroom units
Williamsport
Parkview Knoll 219 Otho Holland Drive Williamsport, MD 21795
28 one-bedroom units
Williamsport
Springfield Manor 351 Coneflower Drive Williamsport, MD 21795
36 one-bedroom units
319 East Antietam Street, 2nd Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21740 CALL US: 301.791.3168
Our Mission: Providing decent, safe and affordable housing solutions that strengthen our community by focusing on local needs.
Serving Washington County, Maryland
RENTING A HOME The Housing Authority of Washington County (HAWC) has three rental programs: we administer the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, we own a limited number of single-family homes that can accommodate families, and we manage six apartment communities for seniors. The Housing Choice Voucher Program The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HCV program (Section 8) is a rental assistance program that uses federal funds to subsidize rents for lower-income individuals and families. These subsidies are provided to eligible families so that they can afford decent, safe, affordable housing. You can apply for a housing choice voucher by coming to our offices to complete the application forms. The amount of rent charged to those holding housing choice vouchers varies according to the applicant’s verified income and allowed deductions from that income. HAWC staff can help applicants estimate their rental costs once they have been accepted into the program. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development contributes set amounts (“allowances”) toward utility costs. HAWC currently has a waitlist for housing choice vouchers and a separate waitlist for units in our senior communities. We rank applicants on our waitlists according to their date of application and preference point score. Preference points are awarded based on factors established by the HAWC Board of Commissioners. Those with more “preference points” will rank higher. The HCV program also has a path to homeownership.   Finding an apartment to rent Seniors usually begin by checking the availability of units in HAWC’s senior communities. There is generally a wait of one to four years for these apartments. Prospective tenants who are under the age of 62 and seniors who are interested in apartments outside HAWC’s senior communities should check the listings in the free state-wide Rental Housing Locator for Maryland sponsored by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. Moving to a different property Housing Choice Voucher holders who would like to move must complete a Tenant Notice of Intent to Move form. Tenants who leave a property without giving advance notice are considered to have abandoned the property, and they will lose their Housing Choice Vouchers. Single Family Homes HAWC rents 24 single-family homes with 3-4 bedrooms each in scattered locations across Washington County. Families who are on the Housing Choice Voucher Program or waitlist receive priority, as assigned using the eligibility criteria for our waitlist. Apartments for Seniors HAWC currently owns or manages 268 affordable rental units in six senior communities in the county, all of which accept Housing Choice Vouchers. Our senior communities include units that were designed to be accessible to individuals with a disability and allow easier access for tenants who use a wheelchair.  Please click on “More information” in the chart below for details about each senior community.
Boonsboro
Schoolhouse Manor 21 School House Court Boonsboro, MD 21713
32 one-bedroom units
Hagerstown
Francis Murphy Senior Apts 20014 Rosebank Way Hagerstown, MD 21742
120 units
Hancock
Monterey House 6 W Main Street Hancock, MD 21750
24 one-bedroom units
Smithsburg
Blue Mountain Estates 29 Blue Mountain Estates Smithsburg, MD 21783
28 one-bedroom units
Williamsport
Parkview Knoll 219 Otho Holland Drive Williamsport, MD 21795
28 one-bedroom units
Williamsport
Springfield Manor 351 Coneflower Drive Williamsport, MD 21795
36 one-bedroom units
319 East Antietam Street, 2nd Floor, Hagerstown, MD 21740 CALL US: 301.791.3168
Our Mission: Providing decent, safe and affordable housing solutions that strengthen our community by focusing on local needs.